Colin Harmon’s book “What I Know About Running Coffee Shops” is part instruction manual, part memoir, and full to bursting with practical advice for anyone thinking of opening their own café. Drawing from years of personal experience as a small business owner, Harmon’s personal anecdotes and hard earned wisdom touch on every topic from choosing the right location, to maintaining clean restrooms, and building a positive working culture for your employees. If coffee shop ownership is part of your dream plan or in your immediate future, read this book.
About the Author
Colin Harmon is a four-time Irish Barista Champion and the founder of 3fe Coffee in Dublin, a company he built from a small coffee kiosk into 3-location retail company and roastery. After leaving a career in finance to immerse himself in the world of Specialty Coffee, Colin taught honed his craft at home as an amateur barista before eventually working his way into a café, and eventually onto the world stage as a Barista Competitor. Spending time as a trainer and consultant across Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and the USA helped Colin develop a unique understanding of coffee cultures around the world and the needs that cafes in those markets need to meet. On the topics of quality coffee, building relationships, designing thoughtful spaces, and delivering outstanding service, Colin can safely be regarded as an expert.